KTRF Radio General Mgr Caught Up in Vegas Mass Shooting 02 Oct 17

They thought initially it was “fireworks ..”

The following is from KTRF’s website:

Thief River Falls Radio General Manager Jake Weber, at the scene of the shooting late last night in Las Vegas / Nevada – where the death toll now sits at 50, some 400 injured during the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival on the Las Vegas Strip.

Weber – covering the concert for Thief River Falls Radio – is safe and posting live to our TRF Radio Facebook page since very early this morning. Weber – “Wake with Jake” mornings on our sister station North Country 99.3 –  says the shooting occurred last night during a closing performance by singer Jason Aldean; The shooter firing into the crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, located to the southeast of the Las Vegas Village outdoor concert venue on the Las Vegas Strip. Police moved survivors, Weber among them, to the Michael Jackson Theater.

It was a terrifying and chaotic night with Weber searching for the remainder of his party, separated during the chaos. Hotel guests were first moved to the theater then by bus from the scene, leaving belongings behind as officers secured the Mandalay Bay Hotel, the concert area and adjacent properties on the Las Vegas Strip.

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